Tagged: History

Lights, Songs, Angels

Catholic Exchange presents an excerpt from Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet’s Meditations for Advent under the title The Song of Angels. “A good will is one that is in conformity with the will of God. As his...

Fighting for Advent

Today, December 6th, is the feast of St. Nicholas: Bishop of Myra, patron of children, and great defender of the Faith against Arianism. Modern times have seen his memory distorted into the materialistic Santa...

Universal King

This year, just last month, we commemorated the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparition in Fatima. Many dwelt on the significance that the Mother of God’s message, accompanied by a spectacular miracle, still has...

Medieval Motivations

Modern man seems almost to relish looking back upon the so-called Dark Ages with a combination of repugnance, and relief that such times are buried in history. But what was life in medieval society...

Remaining Little

We celebrated the feast of The Little Flower at the beginning of the month and in honour of one of the greatest saints of modern times, here is a post from The Thinking Housewife....

Said Hanrahan

Cattle Facts provides what is perhaps the most famous poem of John O’Brien’s Around the Boree Log. Said Hanrahan succinctly characterises the eternal pessimists of this world in a 1920s rural Australian setting. Don’t...

Hunger

Living in a world absorbed in secular pleasures and diversions, oftentimes separated from the Sacraments and other devoted souls by hours’ or days’ worth of travel, modern-day Catholics can easily feel deeply hungry. This...

Thanks Be to God!

Never a better time to consider The Spiritual Eclipse than when having just experienced a major physical one. The Thinking Housewife presents a very thoughtful excerpt from St. John of the Cross’s The Ascent...